Canyon County unveils new voting machines

Canyon County unveils new voting machines
Posted at 3:52 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 05:52:07-05

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — The presidential primary is just a few days away and Canyon County Election officials are using Tuesday's election to unveil new voting technology. The new system is called "Verity Duo" and can check in and register voters.

The system can also scan drivers licenses, which could cut down on wait times at election sites, as well as data entry time for election officials after election day.

"We can have multiple ballots at a precinct, in fact as many as seventeen different ballots," said Chris Yamamoto, Canyon County Clerk and Elections Officer. "That can get really confusing, so with this new system, in theory, a voter cannot get the wrong ballot."

County officials say the new system will ensure the voter receives the correct ballot, and could cut down on the time it takes to count all the votes in the precincts.